Facebook Pursues Music Video Rights in Challenge to YouTube; Spotify’s Tastebuds to Revive Social Music Discovery; Bandpay Set for March 2020 Debut
Facebook Pursues Music Video Rights in Challenge to YouTube — www.bloomberg.com
Record labels have been itching for Facebook to step up and give them a credible alternative to YouTube.
Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds.”
The solution is Bandpay, a fully customizable payment platform that allows two parties to establish milestones in a project, assign payments to each milestone, and guarantee that funds are available to complete a transaction.
Multi-territory digital licensing hub in Africa shows signs of success ahead of potential ‘streaming boom’ — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Creation of hub was led by South Africa’s CAPASSO (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association)
Discovery Networks under fire over music-royalties changes — musically.com
The way musicians and composers are paid for music used within TV shows is causing controversy as 2019 comes to an end.
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Max Tundra on Extending an Album’s Life Through a Remix EP — artists.spotify.com
The producer and DJ talks about Daphne & Celeste’s Sunny Day.
When Spotify Insists You Love ‘Let It Go’ and Lady Gaga — www.wsj.com
The streaming giant is recapping subscribers’ listening habits, going back a whole decade, and some don’t like what they’re hearing; ‘audio truth serum.’
Billboard Parent Company Valence Media Acquires Nielsen Music — www.billboard.com
Billboard parent company Valence Media is acquiring the Nielsen Music insights and product suite that fuel its charts data, reuniting the brands after a decade-long separation.
The Streaming Revolution: So Much to Binge, So Hard to Remember — www.wsj.com
The ease with which we can watch or listen to almost anything anytime has made our relationship with individual releases both more immediate and more numbing.
In the Spotify Age, Bang & Olufsen’s Speakers Sound Like Duds — www.bloomberg.com
The way people listen to music has changed. Bang & Olufsen hasn’t caught up.
Beyond radio: All the ways to get satellite, streaming music and more in your car — driving.ca
If you haven’t bought a new car in ages, you might not be aware your in-car audio options these days extend far beyond AM/FM, CDs and MP3s
6 Questions (and Answers) with Claudius Boller, Managing Director, Spotify Middle East and Africa — newsroom.spotify.com
How do we build the future of the music industry in the Middle East and Africa? Now a year into Spotify’s launch in 13 new markets in the region, Claudius Boller is continuing to build the Middle Eastern and African market.
5 Techniques For Digitally Marketing Your Music Beyond Press — www.hypebot.com
While press has historically been a key part of helping an artist break out, into the industry, the world of music industry journalism has become so crowded that many artists. Continue reading
How Spinnin Records is meeting the ‘challenge of holding on to the attention of millennials’ — www.musicbusinessworldwide.com
Spinnin’ celebrated its 20th birthday in 2019. Here, CEO Roger de Graaf tells MBW about his career in the music industry and the challenges of marketing dance music today…
Apple Music offers up 6 months of free music for the holidays — www.cultofmac.com
Apple Music’s standard free trial is a generous 90 days. But, for the holidays, someone in Cupertino has decided to double this offer.
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